Dec 08

Did you know that your mother, your great aunt Connie and grandma Millie all became Infertility Specialists? When you weren’t looking, they each got their Masters Diploma at the School of Bad Advice as an Infertility Expert and are now qualified to give you advice on a daily basis.

Grandma Millie graduated top of her class and is now qualified to provide you excellent infertility advice such as “just relax and it will happen” or “drink this tea and you will get pregnant.” Mom also became an expert and has the right to question your decisions and fertility protocols. Her expert opinion including “My friend’s daughter got pregnant after surgery for her blocked tube. You should try that” is great advice but probably not for someone dealing with male factor infertility. Thanks mom. I’ll tell my doctor to book the surgery. And you’re positive, 80 year old great aunt Connie’s advice that “you only need one sperm” will be taken into consideration during your next fertility procedure. Maybe your RE can invite her into the procedure room for your next IVF/IUI treatment so she can handpick “just one” out. It’s great that your fertility expert cousin Martha thinks you should try Clomid because you specifically remember your RE telling you it won’t work for you. Maybe Martha can write you an imaginary prescription in her fake doctors notepad.

Congratulations to the infertility class of 2008! You are now qualified to give bad advice about infertility and also marriage, future children and careers.

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13 Responses to “#840 Everyone’s a fertility expert”

  1. Rach says:

    LOL!!!! My MIL is stuck on the "Robitussin Perscription" 1 tsp every 6 hours.

  2. Allison (Ali) says:

    i know that drives me insane

  3. Busted Kate says:

    Awesome. It's funny cuz it's true. My very first post ( was about this very thing… if I'd only try to do whatever, whenever (perhaps even whoever?), then I'd for sure get preggo because it happened to their cousin's best friend's little sister.

    When people start giving me advice, I just say "I already tried that, and it gave me ebola".

  4. Shanny says:

    And the over-confidence they have on their "expertise" on top of everything is insane!

  5. AP says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! LOL There's always the friend of a friend's cousin's aunt's sister n law got pregnant by standing on her head for 24 hours!! Outrageous some of the advice we get! Keep em coming!! LOL

  6. Danielle says:

    Just this morning my friend who wass "comforting" me about my upcoming doctor appointment asked me if "the doctor told me I was worrying to much and that is why I wasn’t pregnant." Nope, that isnt it! I was shocked at the stupidity that accompanied that hurtful, ridicules statement. Then I came to the blog and smiled because I am not alone in having the experts

  7. Nicole says:

    So true! I love Busted Kate's response about ebola, too – classic! I just found your blog this week and I have literally been laughing out loud as I've been reading all of your posts. Thank you for providing such a great outlet/source of support!

  8. Holly says:

    Why does this have to be so true. especially from the ones who got pregnant washing their underwear together and holding hands. and it took them a whole long 3 months to concieve. They suck and I am sick of everyones advice. thanks for putting some humor in my life.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Might also want to consider, instead of crying and beating yourself and everyone else up, that the baby has a timing of its own as well? =)

  10. Kellie says:

    Its a miracle that I haven't sucker punched any of my "experts" yet…lol.

  11. Anonymous says:

    how could you possibly leave mils out? They are the worst. "Someone I know visited a doctor and he gave her some pills and the next month she was pregnant" – yeah right. I didnt know to see a doctor and oh I haven't tried any pills. LOL

  12. Anonymous says:

    If someone tells me to just relax and it will happen one more time they may not live to regret it!!

  13. Chrissi says:

    My mum’s first reaction to my miscarriage and the fact that I couldn’t conceive any more (sperm problems) was: “Perhaps you should have you uterus scraped out!” Thanks very much for this helpful advice!